Laghi Alimini (Lakes)
There are two lakes, Fontanelle and Alimini Grande. They lie a little north of Otranto but are of different origin. The former is karst
and the second a lagoon created when the coastal dunes shut it off from the sea. They are a haunt of water birds and migrating species, in particular the night jar, the noctural bird with large eyes and a melancholy song for which it is said that it is announcing a death. The local vegetation is important and protected as some of it is in danger of extinction.